KCK police identify man, 18, as victim in Feb. 15 homicide

Posted at 1:07 PM, Feb 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-20 14:07:38-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday identified an 18-year-old man that was shot and killed on Feb. 15.

Around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15, police were dispatched to the 2300 block of N. 11th Street on reports that someone had been shot.

When they arrived, they located the victim, identified as Ricardo Apodaca, 18, deceased at the scene.

Police are still asking for tips in the case. Anyone with information can call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.